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Zen Garden Restaurant

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Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great place and selection for meals

Has some great service. Also offers Asian food. very good. it's best located, in peaceful environment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
James J
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Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Best asian food ever, not just in Kenya. The spicy beef, lettuce wraps and shanghai rice are superb. My wife raves about the Summer Crush cocktail!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a bad experience we had. Portions were small and outrageously expensive!!!!!. Service lacked enthusiasm and promptness. Spoke to the owner, what a rude lady...... She was young and poorly dressed and wasn't willing to heed to any complaints. She dismissed our queries and couldn't be bothered. Worst experience ever. Sad people put their egos before customers. Never again

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shivradia, Owner at Zen Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear diner, We are extremely disappointed and shocked to read about your experience at Zen Garden and we have tried to look into our reports to reach out to you with no luck. Our portion sizes were put together after a considerable amount of research and are within the standards practiced by most restaurants around the world, however, we do... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Has some great service. Also offers Asian food. very good. it's best located, in peaceful environment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On a beautiful Nairobi day our family ate at Zen Garden Restaurant. We left satisfied and very pleased, but one gets the impression this establishment might be truly great in the near future. *Atmosphere* Centrally located, yet secluded in Nairobi the Zen Garden scores points for accessibility. The grounds are well-kept and the restrooms pleasantly clean. This is no Japanese... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Zen is a great choice for Asian food in a lovely setting. Food is always quality, service is good and really nice ambiance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was here in Nairobi for the Oracle Fusion /Cloud conference. Lunch was part of the deal and we ended up tasting some great food from Zen Garden. The overall ambience is fantastic, the food was a Buffet.. I liked the dessert sections, Rice with the baked vegetables was awesome. The soups were also pretty good. overall a nice Brunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I visited for the first time a few nights ago. This was an excellent place to go. The food of sushi and a main course of pasta was excellent. I have eaten sushi in Asia and know what is good and I must say the preparation and taste was as good as anything you will get in Japan. The setting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have visited Zen a million times and I don't know how it is that I haven't given a review. The one thing I like about Zen is the consistency in quality,it never changes!!!Food tastes exactly the same every time you visit! Oooh and the taste buds come alive, really they do!!For me the Tom Kha & Tom Yum soups... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Love the grounds, excellent foe kids. Food is good, though over priced and small portions. Service Is average.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Service delivered is good value for money and people of the paleo diet inclination are truly catered for. Location is a plus too.

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Address: Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Phone Number: 254 8034466
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 254 8034466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic

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